July 2023 Wokingham ride

We’ve always been lucky with the weather. But today we were very lucky! There was a thunderstorm alert for the whole day, and indeed, we had a nice show of lightning and thunder in the morning, with pouring rain. And we had showers after the ride. But during the ride itself, the sun was shining nicely. Would the planet try to encourage us, there? ๐ŸŒ

We were about 40 cyclists today, with quite a few new faces. Especially a 4 year old, with pink crocs, pink helmet and a lot of determination! She had just learnt to cycle, and was training for an upcoming commute to school in September. With her tiny wheels, tiny legs and being still a bit wobbly, she had to work harder than everyone else, but she pedalled on, and was very happy to cross the finish line! ๐Ÿ†

We also had (I think) our very first flat tyre incidentโ€ฆ But a providential pump appeared, some air was pumped, and we were able to continue our ride. Everyone safely reached the cakes โ€” thank you Natalie for these! ๐Ÿง

After the ride, we had a few requests for a longer route. We will have a think about it. This would require more marshals. But we are happy that people want more, and we will record that as a success! ๐ŸŽ‰

The Kidical Mass rides are taking a break for the holidays. We will see you for our next ones: Sun 10/09 in Reading, and Sat 07/10 in Wokingham.
Howeverโ€ฆ we have a lot of ideas for new articles, so come back here soon for more. And have a good cycling summer! ๐Ÿšฒ